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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Dear Gerry: Re: Grit Cemetery Letter to the Editor In Issue Dated 8/26/2015 The Board would like to address inquiries made concerning the helicopter service company that applied herbicide in the pasture adjacent to the Grit Cemetery. This company WAS NOT affiliated with a local service but one based out of Louisiana. We trust this answers questions that have arisen.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The City should donate the land to the Odeon My wife and I live in Castell. Most of the times we visit Mason is to attend musical events and documentary films at the Odeon. Many times we bring neighbors or out-of-town guests and most times we eat at Mason restaurants before the show. At the beginning of every musical event the Odeon audience is asked where they are from.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Dear Gerry, Although I have lived in Mason for only four years, I have learned that the citizens of this town are caring and loyal. But the response and support I have received over the past few weeks has been overwhelming. Since the release of my trilogy “From Fear to Faith, My Journey to Grace,” I have been inundated with kind words from well-wishers, who not only purchased the books but gave me positive feedback and encouragement, for which I am extremely grateful. I know in my heart ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Gerry- Last weeks paper confirmed rumors about Janet’s retirement plans. Old memories: Whenever law enforcement was looking for a fugitive of any sort, the mention of “Just address a package to the suspect... Janet Stubbs will find him”! I remember the time that Randy Lehmberg suffered a severe and quite debilitating knife wound when he was working at home.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Gerry - Why does Mason I.S.D. feel the need to add a large, new addition to the campus every year? There are only 600+ students here. Enough already. I have a feeling that I know how I will vote on a bond issue. Carolyn Karner
, Editor
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The cliche of a grouch old man. Sitting in a rocker on the porch, yelling at the kids who have strayed into his yard while playing touch football. The old man shakes his fist at the kids and yells, "Get out of my yard you little hoodlums!" The kids aren't hoodlums, they're just kids playing.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
I would like to thank our hard working mayor for his persistent efforts to create a speed limit change for some of the streets in our town. And, a “thank you” to our city commissioners for approving a measure to help protect and keep our town safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. In 2006, 52 residents of El Paso Street and Avenue F signed a petition requesting a speed limit change.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry: Re: Grit Cemetery Drift from Herbicide Aerial Application This letter is in response to inquiries I’ve received regarding the post oak trees at the Grit Cemetery. In 2014, I, and others, noticed a helicopter spraying herbicide in the pasture next to the cemetery’s east side. At the time I wondered why apply aerial herbicide in such a small, confined space and how could you avoid drift damage to surrounding areas.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry, The editorial, “Small Town”, submitted by Mrs. Bartlett and published in the August 12th edition, has inspired me to comment. I found it an interesting history lesson on Mason and hope she will take the time to write down more of her recollections. It is also a great illustration of a very dynamic community and economic system that is constantly evolving and changing based on many variables.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, delegates met for almost four months in order to draft guidelines for their new country. Eleven years earlier, they had declared their independence from England; but, then they had to figure out how to run their new country. During those long, hot days of deliberation, during which they created the rights of "freedom of speech,"
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
Dear Gerry: I am writing in reference to the article “City Pulls Odeon Land Sale” appearing in the August 12th edition of the newspaper. I am very disappointed in the way the City handled this situation. They did follow the law by offering the tract for bids, but expected the Odeon Preservations Association (OPA) to be awarded the sale of the property.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
ger/aug 19 ltr-tony plutino Dear Gerry, Prescribed Burining In response to the editorial from Mr. Bauer published on August, 12th. A burn ban is most definitely in order for general burning, although it cannot guarantee 100% that a wildfire will not occur from people who ignore the ban or from other sources of ignition.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
Mason residents know that many items that they need will not always be available from local merchants. They also know that, with just a few mouse clicks, they can order those things they do need, and in a short time, it will arrive at their door. Depending upon the order, it might be delivered by a freight company, it might be brought to your door by Miley over at FedEx, or it may come to you from the folks at UPS.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
On 8-3-15 the Commissioners Court issued a Burn Ban for most of us. No Burn Ban for a selected few. If you want a controlled burn, that's OK. Sparks from fires fly a long ways depending on how much wind. Even with a controlled burn, no one can be 100% sure this won't happen.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
Mason, Texas population is around 2,500. At one time we were a bustling community and had numerous businesses...At one point there were 3 Car Dealerships, Dodge and Plymouth, Ford and Chevrolet.....several grocery stores, Red & White, Mason Grocery, North Side, and Dallas Stephens, all at one time, 2 pharmacies, Davenport’s and Mason Drug....At least 3 or 4 cafes, Aunt Hattie’s, Dockal’s Truck Stop, Kreme Kup and The Tower, just to name a few.....2 Funeral Homes, 2 Beauty Shops, Sheriff a ...